Tuesday, June 21, 2011

But the GOP "Cares about women."

Over 9,000 women in Indiana just lost their health care provider thanks to Gov. Mitch Daniels and the Republican misogyny machine.

https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEh9Kv0p-sNYkqTw3hES1etmyCTm1DHSn28QXPiMnkxtss5kj2M6qFEb3-8RKjdqmk17NTZqJZ06UUrB7ODqaHnCXzjRph_Ck0n76IcNifaeVNpkyTFHTRCqxrSnatxkukcVom3ZGQ/s1600/Mitch_Daniels.jpgPlanned Parenthood of Indiana will stop seeing Medicaid patients after Monday because of an Indiana law that cut the provider's funding.

PPIN went to court last month to prevent Indiana from cutting funding to the state's largest reproductive health care provider. U. S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said she would make a decision on whether to enjoin the law by July 1.

"Our 9,300 Medicaid patients, including those who had appointments Tuesday, are going to see their care disrupted," Betty Cockrum, president and CEO of PPIN, said in a statement.

Oh, it gets better.

Medicaid patients won't be seen starting Tuesday unless they can pay, two disease intervention specialists will be laid off, and most employees around the state will be taking a day off without pay on Wednesday, according to a statement from PPIN.

If the judge doesn't make a favorable ruling by July 1, PPIN said it will start closing health centers and reducing staff.

And remember, it's Republicans who said health care reform would increase waiting times and force doctor's offices to close.  Looks like the only people bound and determined to make that happen are all Republicans.  And remember, this is part of their nationwide solution for America: to close down Planned Parenthood for good.  Women don't need health care.  Just suck it up, like men.

(Cross-posted at ZVTS.)

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